Jeeves
You did notice that the article is pre-Civil War
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:09pm
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That event changed the perception of independence of the states, but not the underlying democratic traditions and institutions of the nation.

The American Experiment refers to a democratic republic without a ruling aristocracy.

Note the comment:
“It has often been urged that with the increase of wealth and population our existing popular system of government would become impracticable, and that a great class would arise, of mere laborers, destitute of property, to whom the right of suffrage could not be safely entrusted.”

Sounds like the goal of GOP voter suppression programs, doesn’t it?

  • An interesting example of a changeSprout, Tue Sep 11 10:49am
    in how the US is referred to that I think is part of the problem.... Note how the author refers to the United States as a plural. The United States have... The United States are... And refers to... more
    • You did notice that the article is pre-Civil War — Jeeves, Tue Sep 11 12:09pm
      • And I would say that while many of theSprout, Tue Sep 11 1:08pm
        changes of the civil war were ultimately good, some were not and have had long term negative consequences.
        • You're basically saying, nothing. Give your best example of what you believe is the "worst change" and had the "worst long term consequences" from that, as you call it "change". Thanks.
          • I thought I made that clear earlier...Sprout, Tue Sep 11 4:11pm
            You chose to go to racism as the only possible consideration, which I have to presume is projection on your part. If you can't grasp that the CONCEPT of diversity goes beyond just race, I can't help... more
            • Your assertion that racism is the only possible consideration is silly and of course just another lie you've posted to avoid actually taking a position. Once again, I am not your excuse.
      • Yes I did....Sprout, Tue Sep 11 1:06pm
        I would say that the great class has already arisen... Look at the ruling families like Kennedy and Bush and Clinton. And they have blinded MOST of the people to believe in the division between... more
        • You need to reread that quoteJeeves, Tue Sep 11 3:02pm
          He wasn't referring to a ruling class. " a great class would arise, of mere laborers, destitute of property, to whom the right of suffrage could not be safely entrusted. ” I agree that wealth... more